FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 099418M


This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions and international students wanting to study in Australia, who have completed an IELTS test with a score equal to or greater than 5.5. This IELTS test must have been taken no more than two years before submission of enrolment application. This course is relevant to: Bookkeepers wanting formal qualifications, accounting support roles, mature age students wanting to work in the financial services industry or school leavers.


This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in various roles in different industries, from farming to retail to engineering to government and everything in between are required to keep financial records by law. This makes the scope of employment very broad for those who have accounting studies behind them. Job roles could include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll officer, Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeper, BAS Agent.


Diploma of Accounting, Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered classroom based over 19 weeks, four days per week (refer to detailed timetables for specific detail) Three days are face-to-face delivery, and one day is assessment, with teacher supervision. This qualification is also delivered flexibly/off campus.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

19 Weeks

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations 50
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 45
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations 30
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records 20
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets 40
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,426
Concession $1,241
RPL Government Subsidised $1,270
RPL Concession $254
RPL Self-funded $1,905
Self-Funded $4,061

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 February Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based
2019 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time
2019 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based